Entertainment

Live Music in Chapel Hill & Carrboro

Cat's Cradle

Everyone from Nirvana to Arcade Fire has played the Cradle, which has been hosting the cream of the indie-music world for four decades. Most shows are all-ages.
Live Music in Ocracoke Island

Coyote Music Den

This tiny live venue (or room) inside a clapboard waterside house offers a chance to hang out with real locals, and experience the island's homegrown folk, rock, blues and jazz. Throughout spring and summer, Coyote …
Live Music in Charlotte

AvidXchange Music Factory

This huge complex on the northern edge of Uptown incorporates multiple entertainment venues, ranging from the open-air, 5000-seat Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, via midsize music theaters including the F…
Live Music in Outer Banks

Art's Place

You can't miss this colorfully painted haunt in Kitty Hawk, where tourists are 'sometimes tolerated'. This place prides itself on being a 'local secret' spot, and is a cozy place for chat, burgers and the like. Plus…
Live Music in Asheville

Orange Peel

Asheville’s premier live music venue, downtown’s Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club has been a showcase for big-name indie and punk bands since 2002. A warehouse-sized place, it seats – well, stands – a thou…
Live Music in Durham

Motorco Music Hall

This rather beautiful former auto-garage hosts gigs almost every night by local and touring bands, in every conceivable genre. The on-site restaurant, Parts & Labor, sells burgers and world street food.